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Jan
17
awarded  Quorum
Jan
15
comment What's the main logical basis that is put forth by those Christians who don't believe in the existence of God?
Christianity is not a set of rituals, it is a way of life. If a person is living, or sincerely attempting to live, in emulation of the Christ, with universal brotherly love, he is living Christianity; whether or not he "practices" ritualistic "Christianity" is not really important to being Christian.
Jan
15
comment What is the biblical basis for the claim that abortion is immoral?
A born child also has its own DNA, but that does not confer upon it a right to literally eat the flesh off of its mother's bones. Yet that is essentially what a fetus is doing.
Jan
14
awarded  Critic
Jan
14
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
13
comment Are bad things in life Satan's doing or God testing/punishing me?
Seriously, whoever tagged this needs to understand that. Since I am the only one I know of who understands Christianity in this way, and since I have, at present, no external writings, I am my own reference for the teachings of the particular form of Christianity I espouse.I'm getting voted down either because people disagree with me or because they don't realize that I am my own source and so all possible sources are provided by the very fact of me posting here. Neither, of course, is acceptable.
Jan
13
answered What's the main logical basis that is put forth by those Christians who don't believe in the existence of God?
Jan
10
comment Are bad things in life Satan's doing or God testing/punishing me?
Me. I'm one. I am my own reference for the particular form of Christianity I've developed. I've explained this to you several times already. I'm not convinced you understand this site all that well.
Jan
10
comment Are bad things in life Satan's doing or God testing/punishing me?
Speaking just for myself, of course, there are a couple of things to understand. First, Jesus was not the Christ but merely an imperfect manifestation of it. The Christ itself is an ideal, an example of the ideal life to which I strive. Second, I believe that the Christ is our savior, in that if we live by the Christ's example of universal brotherly love and compassion we will be able to avoid destroying ourselves.
Jan
10
comment Are bad things in life Satan's doing or God testing/punishing me?
Not at all. After all, it's Christianity, not Godism. The essence of Christianity is that the Christ is the savior of mankind. How exactly that salvation is accomplished varies. I hold that the Christ saved mankind by teaching us how to live among ourselves without destroying each other.
Jan
10
answered Are bad things in life Satan's doing or God testing/punishing me?
Jan
10
comment Will there be a second chance for salvation after the Rapture?
Where does it say this?
Jan
4
comment Is the God of Christianity a just God?
Not all Christians believe that. Many Christians--myself included--believe that belief in a god is in fact incompatible with Christianity. You should make sure to explain that your answer is given from a specific Christian perspective (an overwhelming majority perspective, no doubt, but definitely a universal one) and does not claim to speak for all of Christianity.
Jan
3
awarded  Supporter
Jan
3
comment Why does God resort to genocide and destruction?
Your question assumes a literalist point of view, which is the position of only a minority of Christians worldwide.
Jan
2
comment Can an atheist go to heaven?
As I explained in response to Cryst's answer, this is a primarily Western Protestant perspective that does not represent the view held by the majority of Christians worldwide. It's not necessarily wrong or illegitimate, but it should in no way be presented as the definited, universal, singular "Christian" answer.
Jan
2
awarded  Commentator
Jan
2
comment Can an atheist go to heaven?
Byzantine Orthodoxy is not "mainstream Christianity"? Because Byzantine Orthodoxy certainly holds that it is possible for atheists to get into heaven.
Jan
2
comment Is Hell eternal, or do some/all escape it?
This, as I explain below, is not the position held by the majority of Christians. That doesn't mean it's wrong, that doesn't mean it's illegitimate, but it does mean that it needs to be considered in context. The Western Protestant view of Hell is a minority position in world Christianity.
Jan
1
awarded  Teacher